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Coin of Olba with head of Augustus, struck under Ajax

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Augustus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Thunderbolt. Inscriptions in Greek around and in field above and below. See media screen for Greek inscriptions.

Inscription

See attached media

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 162); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 10–11

Mint

Olba, Cilicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 11.40 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

63.929

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins